Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to M Shed

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The world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition returns to Bristol’s M Shed on Saturday 12 November – featuring 100 images of animal behaviour and wild landscapes.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is a prominent photography event which has showcased the natural world’s most astonishing sights for over 50 years.

This year’s selection ranges from balletic whales to lizard-chasing parakeets and urban visitors to fantastical landscapes.

The event – which was first launched in 1965 – is produced by the Natural History Museum in London and sponsored in Bristol by Resource Solutions Group (RSG).

Head of Culture at Bristol City Council, Laura Pye, said: “Every year I am astounded by the spectacular images in this exhibition.

“Ranging from the amusing to the moving, the exhibition presents the very best in wildlife photography and has become one of the highlights of Bristol’s cultural calendar. I want to thank our exhibition sponsors Resource Solutions Group for their generous support.”

A series of events will accompany the exhibition, including talks by Bristol-based finalist Sam Hobson and competition judge Roz Kidman Cox.

The competition receives almost 50,000 entries from 96 countries and is judged by an international jury of photography experts. The images were selected for their “creativity, artistry and technical complexity”.

This year’s 100 award-winning images will embark on an international tour that allows them to be seen by millions of people across six continents.

The  Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 exhibition will run at M Shed, Harbourside, from 12 November – 5 March 2017.

 

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